A four-time Oscar nominee for the films 'Testament,' 'Kramer vs. Kramer,' 'All The President's Men,' and 'The Great White Hope,' she has also appeared in over 50 screen roles; among them being 'Brubaker,' 'City Heat' and 'The Cider House Rules.' Ms. Alexander was also seen in the feature films: 'Fur' with Nicole Kidman, directed by Steven Shainberg, 'The Ring', and John Sayles 'The Sunshine State'.
On television, Jane won an Emmy Award for the movie 'Playing for Time' and a Television Critic's Circle Award for her portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt in 'Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years.' She was in the tele-film 'Jenifer' on CBS, which was directed by her son, Jace Alexander. Jane received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her cameo role in Showtime's film Carry Me Home also directed by Jace Alexander. Ms. Alexander received the Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie' for her portrayal of 'Sara Roosevelt' in HBO's 'Warm Springs'.
Ms. Alexander is the author of 'Command Performance: An Actress in the Theater of Politics,' documenting her tenure as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts from 1993-1997. She continues her political career as a Commissioner of Parks, the Taconic Region, for New York State.
Ms. Alexander co-stars in Robert Benton's film 'Feast of Love' opposite Morgan Freeman, being released in theaters in September.
Jane also co-stars in the new HBO series 'Tell Me You Love Me' premiering this September 2007.
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Jane Alexander Facts
|Birth Name||Jane Quigley|
|Birthday||October 28, 1939 (83)|
|Birthplace||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Awards||2005 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (for Warm Springs)|
|Beauty and the Beast|
|School of Rock|
|All The President's Men|
|Scott Pilgrim vs. The World|
|The Julia Bulette Story|
|The Hunchback of Notre Dame|
|Mission: Impossible III|
|Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure|